Nearing the top of the pay scale are Emergency Room Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, Mammography Technologists, and Phlebotomists; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $28.46, the other salaries come in at approximately $28.12, $21.19, and around $17.00, respectively. Earning only $11.82, Certified Nurse Assistants make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is typically $16.54 for those with five to nine years of experience. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns $15.04 per hour.
Median pay is highest in Dallas (about $27.99 per hour), followed by Atlanta (around $27.15), Powder Springs ($25.00), and Austell ($21.82). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $12.99) is Douglasville.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $29.37. Acquiring certification to be a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialist is rewarded at about $27.99 per hour. It pays to have an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) at WellStar Health System — these employees make the most at approximately $29.04 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Intensive Care Unit; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $27.99. Acute Care also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Emergency Room, Customer Service, and Pediatrics.
Home to more women than men (WellStar Health System's employee population is more than 3 to 1 female-to-male), most workers here are women.
Benefits and Perks
A third of workers receive paid vacation, and only a quarter of workers get sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. For a strong majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance and tuition reimbursement.